Free Speech Is Under Violent Attack [OPINION]
I don't care what you think about conservative columnist and author Michelle Malkin or the politics she espouses. That's your business. But Michelle Malkin has every right to express her views without the threat of being violently assaulted.
Yet a "Back The Blue" rally Malkin was to address in Denver on Sunday came under violent attack by radical subversives associated with Black Lives Matter and Antifa. Worst of all, the very police Malkin and the others were there to defend were apparently ordered to stand down as the stage was rushed by the militants, and Malkin and rally organizers were physically attacked.
Malkin was able to escape largely unharmed thanks to a private security company that had been hired by rally organizers. She told The Kuhner Report, “Even though police made a big show of coming out and at least pretending to try to keep the peace, a big man had a longboard, and I caught him on videotape… And within a minute of him coming on the stage, he beat the man who had organized this law enforcement appreciation day rally.”
Malkin says she was "disgusted" with Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen, who she says has taken a knee with Black Lives Matter yet "refused to say that we would be protected for our rally."
Why aren't the police not fighting back? Why is the political leadership allowing the demoralization and literal dismantling of our first line of defense to continue?
A St. Louis couple was forced to take up arms to protect their home from the uprising and now face criminal charges. The police could not get there to protect them.
Do not take for granted that the police will be able to protect you and your family either because there is a good chance that they won't. Just ask Michell Malkin.
“Even and especially a rally to support police is not safe and will not be protected by police, and that is my big warning," she said.
The subversives use fear, violence, and intimidation to silence their opponents. They have many powerful allies, including a sympathetic national media. Right now they are winning and we are losing – big time.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.